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Artyom Timofeev takes sole lead at Bosna Open

Grandmasters Wang, Bologan, Gustafsson, Sandipan, Brkic and Kovacevic sharing second

GM Artyom Timofeev emerged on the top of the International Chess Tournament Bosna 2010 after beating the earlier co-leader GM Jan Gustafsson in round seven. The game started as a boring Anti-Marshall in Ruy Lopez, but the players didn’t wait long before creating the fireworks. Timofeev sacrificed a Knight for a strong attack, and Gustafsson was forced to fight for the survival. After simplifications, Timofeev brought the advantage home in a deep ending. Timofeev has 19 points, three ahead of the chasing pack (scoring system 3-1-0 is in power).

The top seed, GM Hao Wang of China, was held to a draw by the Indian GM Geetha Narayanan Gopal, and is currently on the shared second place. Tomorrow Wang will face Timofeev in one of the key games of the entire event.

The tournament director Ivan Sokolov is in the group of players with 15 points each.

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Round 7 top results:

GM Timofeev Artyom RUS 2677 - GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2640 1 – 0

GM Geetha Narayanan Gopal IND 2604 - GM Wang Hao CHN 2722 ½ – ½

GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter ROU 2672 - GM Nevednichy Vladislav ROU 2560 ½ – ½

GM Solak Dragan SRB 2547 - GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2668 0 – 1

GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2547 - GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2640 0 – 1

GM Brkic Ante CRO 2573 - IM Martinovic Sasa CRO 2515 1 – 0

GM Berczes David HUN 2519 - GM Kovacevic Aleksandar SRB 2573 0 – 1

GM Sokolov Ivan BIH 2654 - GM Nikcevic Nebojsa MNE 2387 1 – 0

GM Efimenko Zahar UKR 2677 - GM Bosiocic Marin CRO 2562 1 – 0

GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2653 - GM Prohaszka Peter HUN 2510 1 – 0

GM Jankovic Alojzije CRO 2559 - GM Ivanisevic Ivan SRB 2630 1 – 0

GM Predojevic Borki BIH 2628 - GM Bindrich Falko GER 2539 1 – 0

GM Damljanovic Branko SRB 2539 - GM Mamedov Nidjat AZE 2614 1 – 0

GM Godena Michele ITA 2554 - GM Lenic Luka SLO 2592 ½ – ½

GM Stefansson Hannes ISL 2588 - GM Saric Ante CRO 2489 1 – 0

Round 7 standings:

1. GM Timofeev Artyom RUS 2677 – 19.0

2-7. GM Wang Hao CHN 2722, GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2668, GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2640, GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2640, GM Brkic Ante CRO 2573 and GM Kovacevic Aleksandar SRB 2573 – 16.0

8-14. GM Efimenko Zahar UKR 2677, GM Sokolov Ivan BIH 2654, GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2653, GM Predojevic Borki BIH 2628, GM Geetha Narayanan Gopal IND 2604, GM Jankovic Alojzije CRO 2559 and GM Damljanovic Branko SRB 2539 – 15.0

15-19. GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter ROU 2672, GM Stefansson Hannes ISL 2588, GM Nevednichy Vladislav ROU 2560, IM Durarbeyli Vasif AZE 2487 and IM Grandelius Nils SWE 2476 – 14.0 etc

Round 8 top pairings:

GM Wang Hao CHN 2722 - GM Timofeev Artyom RUS 2677

GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2668 - GM Brkic Ante CRO 2573

GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2640 - GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2640

GM Kovacevic Aleksandar SRB 2573 - GM Sokolov Ivan BIH 2654

GM Geetha Narayanan Gopal IND 2604 - GM Efimenko Zahar UKR 2677

GM Jankovic Alojzije CRO 2559 - GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2653

GM Damljanovic Branko SRB 2539 - GM Predojevic Borki BIH 2628

IM Grandelius Nils SWE 2476 - GM Stefansson Hannes ISL 2588

GM Nevednichy Vladislav ROU 2560 - IM Durarbeyli Vasif AZE 2487

GM Berg Emanuel SWE 2616 - GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter ROU 2672

GM Lenic Luka SLO 2592 - IM Sebenik Matej SLO 2515

GM Saric Ivan CRO 2580 - GM Djukic Nikola MNE 2495

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